Abstract: Congenital malaria can be acquired by transmission of parasite from
mother to child during pregnancy or perinatally during labor. Placental barrier
and maternal immunoglobulin G antibodies, which cross the placenta, may protect
the fetus to some extent. However, it is much more common in non-immune
population and the incidence goes up during epidemics of malaria. We report a
rare case of congenital malaria due to mixed species in a neonate who presented
with fever, pallor and hepatosplenomegaly.
Keywords: Congenital malaria, neonate, mixed species